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Old April 19 2010, 01:29 PM   #6
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Re: Most foreboding music

Bela Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, specifically Andante tranquillo and Adagio, though parts of Allegro molto might also qualify.

Samual Barbar's Adagio for Strings, Krzystof Penderecki's Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima For 52 Stringed Instruments and De Natura Sonoris II For Orchestra (which sound very much like the music from Altered States by John Corigliano), Space Requiem by Stomu Yamash'ta, and Title music for the movie The Bounty by Vangelis Papathanassiou are honorable mentions.
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